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.com live. and so, there was all this kerfuffle yesterday about the exchange between dianne feinstein and senator ted cruz of texas. he challenged her with whether you could similarly limit the first amendment rights and the fourth amendment that protects from search and seizure and so on in the way he thinks she's trying to do to second amendment rights. this was all over the broadcast yesterday. i ask you this, chris, as much attention as that got and we're going to show the viewers point of that in a minute. what was the point? because as of right now, are there even arguably the votes for the thing in the senate, the full senate or the house? >> megyn, don't start raising the bar for-- or lowering the bar for pointlessness in washington d.c., we'd all be out of a job in no time. come on, no, i kid a little. >> megyn: can that be done? can one lower that bar? >> well, congress is trying. we try, this city tries all the time, but the truth is that the exchange is important in this pay, that it encapsulates pretty well, what these two points of view are that dianne feinstein did not
by california senator dianne feinstein, no republicans voted for it. the bill includes a return to what used to be the law until 2004. the restriction on the sale of magazines that hold more than ten bullets at a time. that bill will now go to the full senate. and so far, no republicans have said they will support it. in debating it today, though, something kind of amazing happened in the senate and we have the tape of it. i want to show you the tape and what's going to happen here at the beginning is that you will see the republican senator from texas ted cruz, freshman senator giving a little lecture about what he thinks is important in this discussion. this lecture specifically to senator dianne feinstein, but bear with me. sit through the lecture for a second because what you're watching for here, what you want to see is the reaction to the lecture. watch. >> if i might pose a question to the senior senator from california. it seems to me that all of us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment in the bill of rights provides that the right
, democrat dianne feinstein on the constitution. >> the question i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth amendment? >> senator veteran feinstein was not amused. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i have been on this committee for 20 years. it study the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated. and i thank you for the lecture. >> the fireworks were not shocking considering the emotion on both sides over gun control. this legislation is the most controversial of the four considered by the judiciary committee following the newtown connecticut school shooting which left 20 children and six adults dead. the measure would ban manufacturer, sale and use of 157 firearms. it would limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds. leading republican says it isn't fair to law-abiding citizens seeking protection. >> it's not much satisfaction to say that criminals will have access to whole ran
between dianne feinstein and ted cruz. >>> president obama pushes for a compromise on his third trip to the hill. while dealing with israel and the nuclear program. >>> the passengers of "the dream." >>> and explosive testimony in the ohio teen rape case. >>> a health update for coffee and tea drinkers. >>> and chelsea clinton may have a new $10 million place to call home. >>> good morning. senators are preparing to work through the weekend this morning after failing to pass a temporary spending plan for the rest of this fiscal year. lawmakers have until march 27th to avoid a government shutdown. danielle lee is on capitol hill with more on washington's budget battle. >> lawmakers have until march 27th for that temporary budget. but they'd like to get it done by next week, in time for their spring break. the debate over next year's budget is already underway. in meetings this week, president obama talked of compromise. but here on the senate floor, the real test. senators stalled progress in a temporary budget by loading it with so many amendments, democratic leader harry reid feared
feinstein of california that started when senator cruz attempted to instruct senator feinstein of the finer points of the constitution. >> the second amendment in the bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. the term "the right of the people" also found in the fourth amendment, the right of the people to be free from unreasonable search and seizure would she think the fourth amendment against searches and seizures could properly apply only to the following specified individuals and not to the individuals that congress has deemed outside the protection of the bill of rights. >> would senator yield for a question? >> i'm not a 6th grader. senator, i have been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in. i saw people shot. i have looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. you used the word "prohibit." it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough for the people in the united states? >> mr. chairman -- >> do they need a bazooka? >> senator feinstein later apologized for her response saying that s
. >> senator dianne feinstein who proposed the assault weapons ban and she has taken heat from republicans. today, when a tea party senator who just been elected a few months ago started in, she decided she had enough of that. >> it seems to me that a lot of this should begin as our foundational document. >> the drama begins with freshman senator of texas, telling california senator feinstein a weapons ban is unconstitutional. >> and the second amendment provides that the right of the people to keep and bare arms will not be infringed. >> senator, i've been on this committee for twenty years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in, i saw people shot. >> feinstein is referring to the fact that back in 1978, she was one of the first to find mayor and harvey milk after they were assassinated at san francisco city hall. >> you know, it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i have been here for a long time. i studied the constitution myself and i am reasonably well educated and i thank you for the lecture. you use the word, prohibit, it exempts 2,
cruz of texas and dianne feinstein who's a grown-up. cruz challenged feinstein on the constitution and feinstein hit hard back. let's take a look. >> the question that i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth amendment? namely would she consider it constitutional for congress to specify that the first amendment shall apply only to the following books? and she'll not apply to the books that congress has deemed outside the protection of the bill of rights. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in. i saw people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i've seen the bullets that implode. in sandy hook, youngsters were dismembered. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i've been here for a long time. i've passed on a number of bills. i st
feinstein all but concedes defeat on a ban for assault weapon autos the need for more cabs. tonight a noisy confrontation where drivers are honking mad. stay with us. awc news >>> bombs exploded in baghdad on the 10th anniversary of the u.s. letd invasion of the country. 65 people were killed and 200 wounded. abc 7 news political reporter is here now with a look back at the war and mark, the cost to one california family. >> dan, long time reporter talked with me today from his home. but on the night the war began he was embedded with marine unit fox 25. they roll add cross the border, mike remembers clearly the sentiment among the troops they knew it's game on he says the statue of saddam hussien came down, two days later the looting start skptd second turning point, right after saddam hussien was captured. >> we stood, took fire everywhere we went. i think people were now realizing that they're going take sides. >> the marine unit was one of the first to come home that summer. the country had no idea how long the fighting would drag on.. >> i don't think troops had to change much until th
minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i know senator feinstein has fought for this legislation and passionate about her belief in the need for legislation, and i respect her conviction, although i strongly oppose the bill. gun violence is a tragic problem in the united states, and it is our responsibility to address the problem on behalf of the american people. we could do that right now with broad, bipartisan support if we are willing to address the serious deficiencies in the mental health system, improve the background that -- background check database and do a better job of enforcing existing wall. i am encouraged, that senator gramm and others on the committee that support legislation to patch the holes in the background system. i am hopeful legislation senators to merck introduced and was voted out of committee -- senator schumer introduced and was voted out of committee. we simply need to pass the holes in the background check system that allows the mentally ill to buy guns. that is the type of legislation that would have the greatest positive impact on gun violence in a
. and senator dianne feinstein gets an assault weapons ban out of the senate judiciary committee yesterday. a big first step. >> first, this is the full court press. >> other headlines making news on this friday, another big problem for the carnival cruise line. just a month after one of their ships floated with no power in the gulf of mexico yesterday, the carnival dream suffered mechanical problems while docked in st. martin. toilets didn't work for a while. the only good thing was that they were in port. so people could actually leave the ship. guests are now -- they have cancelled the rest of the cruise. guests are being flown home and given a refund for three days of the cruise that they will miss plus half off their next cruise should they choose to book another one. >> gee, thanks >> bill: how about a show of hands. how many listening or how many watching would go on a carnival cruise? >> they ought to change the name >> bill: hello. i see one hand raised. they ought to change the name. i don't know. there is a death wish on it or something, man.
. >> the clerk, call the roll. >> ms. feinstein? >> no. >> mr. shumer. >> no by proxy. >> mr. whitehouse. >> no by proxy. >> ms. klobuchar. >> no. >> mr. coons. >> no by proxy. >> mr. blumenthal. >> no. >> ms. hiono. >> no. >> mr. hatch. >> aye by proxy. >> mr. graham. >> aye by proxy. >> mr. lee. >> aye by proxy. >> mr. cruz. >> aye. >> mr. flake. >> aye by proxy. >> mr. chairman. >> no. >> mr. chairman. >> it is eight yeas, 10 nays. >> senator schumer. senator schumer will be recorded no in person. senator cornyn, you have the floor. >> i call up amendment 13116 and ask for its consideration. >> no objection. it's before the committee. >> this amendment would allow persons who have obtained a protection order, which is actually a broader definition than just merely a protective order as ordinarily -- ordinarily thought of. this would allow people who've obtained a protection order as defined by the violence against women act to obtain and possess the personal self-defense weapons prohibited by this legislation. the national coalition against domestic violence estimates that 1.3 million
on the legislation that's before us unless senator feinstein forgot what i've said. >> she hasn't. >> you haven't? >> none of us have. >> indelibly pressed. >> thank you. i think as long as i have the floor i will say what we normally say about what's on the agenda. we have the two nominees on the agenda. we have a request on our side to hold them over. so i won't have to repeat before that business up. in regard to the rest of the markup, just one sentence, well, maybe i will say a procedural thing because i know we have amendments on our side and even though i don't have anything to say on the bill further i hope we respect everybody's right to offer amendments. whoever on our side wants to do that, even beyond senator cornyn. the only thing that i want to say as i'm still amazed that after we've had two witnesses in two hearings from the justice department, we still have not received analysis from the department on the constitutionality of the legislation that we're going to be seeking today. that's all i have to say. >> we have senator schumer has joined us. senator franken and senator -- [
eight daysing a. >>> diane feinstein expressed anger when she learned the bill would not include her assault weapons ban. feinstein says her discovery of slain supervisor harvey milk fuels her desire for stricter gun control. >> this is very important to me. i'm snot going to lay down and play dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. >> the legislation would need at least 60 votes to pass. the majority leader says the assault measure has at best 40 vote. >>> another marine has died in nevada bringing the death toll to 8. six marines your injured and flown to nearby hospitals. the marines were firing a mortar. they were all from camp lejeune. the pentagon has put a moratorium on the firing of those mortars pending an investigation. >>> in iraq a series of bombings marked the tenth anniversary of the u.s.-led invasion. at least 65 people were killed in about 20 different attacks. most of them in and around baghdad. nearly 250 other people were wounded. this is iraq's deadliest day in 6 months and it was a stark
on this committee 20 years. >> gun debate gets heated. what made dianne feinstein spar with a colleague today. >> in the delta what a new plan means for those who depend on this vital water way. >> i'm michael finney. blenders can be one of the best appliances to have but do you have to spend hundreds of dollars for the best one? >>> the head of the tsa defended his decision to allow small pocketknifes on airplanes responding to critics saying it's a bad idea. more now from washington, d.c.. >> a knife fight in congress. lawmakers grilled tsa administrator about his decision to allow small knifes, golf clubs and hockey sticks on planes. >> this is a big deal. and i'm trying to figure out how this could not be perceived something potentially dangerous to them, to the people on planes. >> we focus on objects then, we're always behind the 8 ball. >> saying hardened cockpit doors make it difficult to hijack a blaen a knife. he'd rather screeners focus on bigger threats since as ieds. >> small knifes are not going to result in failure of an aircraft. >> the decision has set off a fire storm with m
. >> dianne feinstein butts heads over a colleague with her ban for military style weapon autos why are customers getting bills for a year's worth of water? ahead we'll get to the bottom of it. >> stay with us. abc 7 >>> it's been a busy day for pope francis the new leader of the world's catholics. the pontiff celebrated with cardinal thdz morning. pope francis the first to be elected outside europe showed he would lead by example. >> he stopped in the main office, greeted everyone deciding to pay the bill for his room that he'd been occupying for the past weeks because it e.was concerned about giving a good example of what priests should do. >> some are expressing concerns. he says gay marriage is a destructive attack on god's plan. these positions led some people to keep their praise in check. >> wait and see attitude towards this pope. he has a reputation for being an ultraconservative so. it is not necessarily the remedy of what ales the catholic faith. >> he holds a news conference saturday and will mark a mass to mark the start of his reign. >> a start ban on assault weapons,
meeting. >> senator dianne feinstein admitted that she had her gun ban bill ready to go a year ago. tucked away in a drawer, just waiting for the right opportunity. really? waiting for an unspeakable tragedy to push her political agenda? >> we'll start with this. we're going to start with guns and the showdown that everyone is talking about. senator dianne feinstein clashed with freshman senator ted cruz. feinstein says cruz patronized her with an unsolicited civics lesson on gun legislation. let's get straight to our panel now. cnn contributor and political consultant margaret hoover in washington, patricia murphy, founder of jane politics, here in atlanta, and democratic strategy jamaal simmons in washington. this has created some fireworks everywhere. patricia, i want to start with you. what is your take on the feinstein/cruz smackdown? >> i have many takes. i think cruz was out of line. senator feinstein is a 20-year veteran of the judiciary committee, wrote first bill on the assault weapons ban, she doesn't need a lecture on the constitution. in addition to being rude to her, this man
senator dianne feinstein over the second amendment. senator cruz on gun troll at the top of the 1:00 hour. the benghazi investigation is heating up as a leading republican senator says that the administration is keeping survivors of the attack from talking. we have the latest now. >> reporter: well, details about the september 11 benghazi terrorist attack continue to emerge as we learn that three diplomatic security agents in the state department contractor, who were among the injured, may be being asked not to talk, according to senator lindsay graham who tells fox news, the injured survivors have been told to, quote, keep quiet. ambassador john bolton says the way the administration has hammed the benghazi is abnormal and those who were on the ground during the attack have not been made available to congress. >> part of the administration's problem here is that many people think they engagedin a coverup, that they made up the story about the demonstration because they didn't want to reveal that terrorist groups were prevalent in and around benghazi. >> reporter: the ranking member of th
talking gun control, texas freshman ted cruz gave california's dianne feinstein a bit of a lecture on the constitution. here is a sample. >> the question that i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment, in the context of the first or fourth amendment? >> reporter: the point he's making the second amendment allows people to keep and bear arms and should not be infringed including by senator feinstein's bill, harris. >> harris: in that clip or video, senator feinstein was doing all the listening. she's a veteran of the senate and how did she respond. >> reporter: she replied saying she's not a 6th grader and if a well-educated and on the committee for 20 years. and thanked ted cruz for the lecture and made this point. >> it exempts, 2,271 weapons. isn't that stuff for the people in the united states? do they need a bazooka? do they need other high-powered weapons that million people use to kill in close combat? i don't
on the heated exchange sparked between california senator feinstein and texas senator cruz as a result of the assault weapons ban bill. feinstein is now speaking out. >> i felt patronized he was arrogant about it. when you have come from where i have come from and what you is seen and when you found a dead body and you put your finger in bullet holes, you realize the impact of weapons. >> feinstein made the comments after the exchange with cruz yesterday. here is what they said. >> it seems to me all us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. the second amendment in the bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed >> i am not a 6th grader, i have been on the committee for 20 years and a mayor for nine years, i walk flood and saw people shot. i have looked at bodies that have been shot with the weapons. i have seen the bullets. >> she was referring to the assassination of mayor george mascone and the supervisor harvey milk. >> new this morning, the man on the short list to the be running mate in 2012 president
not to give me a vote on this would be a major betrayal of trust. lou: senator dianne feinstein is not happy with senator harry reid. as you heard her they're insisting she will give up her fight to pass a ban on assault weapons for a second time, despite her dramatic rhetoric today, the senators facts to not quite lineup. kelli, asking americans in late january what approach congress and the president should focus on, well, to prevent further school shootings for example. just 30%, 30 percent responded that they should focus on passing new laws on the sales of guns and ammunition. want to repeat, only 30%. 65 percent said that they should focus of school security measures and the mental health system. by the way, i want to give credit to wayne lapierre of the nra. right now the nra is the only organization or voice that has stood up and said precisely what the solution is, and it is, by the way, in place and author of the public schools in this country. it needs to be in wondered%. senate majority leader harry reid says the assault weapons ban had fewer, as he put it -- this is his language
feinstein went head-to-head with some of her colleagues there. she got over the last hurdle before the senate now have to vote but the feeling is the senate will not vote for an assault weapons ban. let's see a little clip of dianne feinstein in action today. >> it seems to me that all of us could begin as our foundational document with the constitution. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i have been on this committee for 20 years. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i've been here for a long time. i come from a different place than you do. i respect your view. i ask you to respect my view. >> mia, you have 14 children, including 10 adopted kids. sandy hook many felt would be a tipping point in the gun violence debate in america but already, you can see it hitting stumbling blocks up in washington. most senators preferring not to engage in some spat with the nra and playing safe. what do you make of what is going on at the moment? >> i think they're really cowardly because they know in their hearts there's no need -- we're talking about
mentioned the tremendous leadership of senator feinstein. i told her of this meeting today, she is in washington, the judiciary committee had its own meeting this morning, but she sends her resolved. she's determined and you know when diane is determined. (applause). >> supervisor cohen, leadership, we chatted with her yet and she talked about violence in the community and what that means to children who have to experience it, even if you are not personally apparently injured but that they are traumatickly injured and we thank melia for her leadership as well. now we come to the part of the program that goes to the core of the matter. the mayor is against illegal guns and that initiative, which is a national and very strong initiative, the chief talks about being part of the police chiefs who spoke from a congressional perspective, joe has worked with the vice president on this subject. all of our focus in the house and the leadership of congressman mike thompson, a gun owner, a hunter, a vietnam vet, a wounded vietnam vet, a person who understands these issues in a very, ver
a war of words on capitol hill pitting veteran democratic senator dianne feinstein of california against ted cruz of texas. here's how it went down. >> what she thinks that the fourth amendment's protection against searches and she is sures could apply to only the specified individuals and not to the individuals that congress has deemed outside the protection. >> it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it just know i've been here for a long time. i passed on a number of bills. i study the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated and i thank you for the lecture. >> democrats did push the feinstein sponsored bill through the committee. it's now before the full senate where it is not expected to survive. >>> another senator is shaking things up on capitol hill. this time it's republican senator rob portman of ohio. after voting for the defense of marriage act in 1996, portman now says he supports same-sex marriage because one of his sons is gay. portman says his turnaround gang two years ago when his son, will, told his parents that he is gay. >>> pope f
if that was proposed by california senator dianne feinstein. if she was clearly angry when a member of the tea party and senate colleague tried to " educate " kerr about the constitution. >> i am not a sixth grader. senator i have been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years and i walked in and saw people shot. i have looked at dead bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i have seen the bullets and the sandy hooke elementary students that were killed. >> the measure now goes to the full senate for consideration. it is going to be a tough fight, because of opposition by the in are a and an expected filibuster by republicans. feinstein is hoping that president obama can help fight the ban like president clinton did for her bill back in the '90s. the president has been pushing for tighter gun since the great school shooting at connecticut. >> the families of some of the children killed in the sandy hooke elementary school shooting at connecticut were in san francisco. they joined bay area leaders to mark the three month anniversary of the massacre and announced an initiativ
feinstein the ban would fall well short of the 60 votes. senator feinstein released this statement saying quote i regret i i tried my best. but my best, i guess wasn't good enough. >> and an ohio teenager convicted of killing three classmates sentenced to life without chance of parole today. tj lane pleaded guilty to killing three students and injuring three others in a cleveland suburb, today, he removed a collared shirt to reveal a tee shirt with the word killer in the front. he laughed and smiles as victims' families described him as a monster, lane cursed at families of the victims, and gave them the finger. >> the fbi launching a campaign recovering art from one of the biggest heights in -- heists in the last 25 years. masterpieces valued at $500 million were stolen from a boston museum 23 years ago yesterday. the fbi says it know who's the thieves are but doesn't know where the art is. agents hope this campaign from the museum will lead to the return of the art work. fbi won't identify the thieves but says there are members of an organized crime group and can't be arrested now becau
on the bill, its chances and what made dianne feinstein so angry. >> she was hot today. the bill cleared the senate committee, which has a democratic majority. republicans control the full senate, and senator feinstein admits she is facing an uphill battle there. but what got her blood boiling is when texas senator ted cruz, a tea party republican, began what she called a lecture on the constitution. >> one, i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for twenty years. i was a mayor for nine years, i walked in, i saw people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot by these weapons. >> nearly 25 years ago, when feinstein was a san francisco supervisor, she was witness to a double murder just a few steps from her office at city hall. >> both mayor moscone and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: she says the horror of that day has never left her. >> i can not get out of my mind trying to find a pulse in someone and putting fingers in a bullet hole. i can not get out of my mind walking into a crime and seeing the brain matter all over the ca
in the house. his counterpart in the senate, dianne feinstein, both say based on briefings they received very high probability that syria's regime used weapons of mass destruction. that has been called a red line issue by president obama who warned syria's dictator bashar al-assad that he should not cross that line. bill: the white house has been briefed and the white house has to make some decisions in this. i think the days are becoming more desperate and the regime is more desperate and we know where the chemical weapons are, end quote. peter doocy leads the coverage in washington. how certain are the lawmakers that chemical weapons have been used, peter? >> reporter: not 100% certain, bill but senator feinstein says lawmakers have seen the same intelligence the white house has seen. mike rogers the chairman of the house intelligence committee said in an interview about syria i have a high probability to believe that chemical weapons were used w we need the final verification. i, mike rogers, chairman. intelligence committee would come to the conclusion they are either positioned for use o
loopholes in the background check system. complete actions to the senator feinstein's proposal, please limitations on high capacity ammunition magazines, and i think everybody has given as many statements as they want to give. i will yield to the senator and then we will go right to the -- the senior senator of california and the senator from texas. >> i will not speak any more on the legislation before us unless senator feinstein forgot what i said. >> none asat -- none of us have. >> thank you. as long as i have the floor, i will say what we normally say about what is on the agenda. we have two nominees on the agenda. we have a request on our side to hold them over. i will not have to repeat that when you take that business up. in regard to the rest of the markup, just one sentence. maybe i will say a procedural thing. i know we have amendments on our side and even though i do not have anything to say on the bill further, i hope we respect everybody's right to offer amendments, whoever on our side wants to do that. the only thing i want to say as i am still -- is i am still we have h
to lecture senator dianne feinstein about guns. she has a bill that would restore the assault weapons ban which expired. and as our colleague rachel maddow pointed out last night, this ban might have prevented the newtown shooter from getting a buschmaster assault rifle. why is it that republicans say they share your concern about gun violence, but whenever there's an opportunity to do something, they simply turn and walk in the opposite direction? >> yes. the irony is that this is an extraordinary example of political cowardace by people like ted cruz and those who are so easily swintimidated by the nra. senator feinstein has tremendous courage, as well as being one of the sharpest intellects in the united states senate. the vast majority of her colleagues know that. cruz is a newbie. perhaps he doesn't realize the kind, the level of respect that has been earned from senator feinstein's colleagues. but to do that, what it did was really to marginalize senator cruz. now, clearly he's trying to stake out a political position to the right of the republican party and it keeps getting more an
't a close call. this was a body blow. senator feinstein vows to keep fighting. >> this is very important to me. and i'm not going to lay down and play dead. i think the american people are said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. it's aimed to protect children. to protect schools and malls. not to give me a vote on this would be a major betrayal of trust. >> to that last point, reid told feinstein the bill could be offered as an amendment at a later time. on the heels of this set-back we were given some rare good news from a state with a significant history with gun violence. today governor of colorado signed into to law some of the toughest safety measures of the country. >> the new law extipds background checks. it closes a loophole that had exempted firearm sales at gun shows from back ground checks. the laws also limit the size of ammunition magazines to 15 rounds and eight shotgun shells. >> but even that progress was tainted by tragedy. he signed the legislation just hours after members of his own cabinet was shutdown. he was gunned down in his o
leader harry reid acknowledged one bill-- an assault weapons ban crafted by california's dianne feinstein-- did not have enough support to move forward. >> but right now her amendment, using the most optimistic numbers, has less than 40 votes. i-- that's not 60. >> woodruff: a disappointed feinstein later said on cnn that she will not play dead on the issue, adding reid assured her she will have a chance to offer the ban as an amendment to a larger bill. >> if it's an amendment, that is not a symbolic vote. i did the bill in 1994 on the floor as an amendment. it enacted a law. it went on to the house. it was enacted. what senator reid told me is that i would have an opportunity for a vote. i take him at his word. >> woodruff: for now, reid and senate democrats are trying to find a way to get other measures passed. that includes an expansion of background checks, new penalties for gun trafficking and for so- called straw purchases-- when other individuals buy guns for those who aren't authorized to own them. reid is aiming for votes sometime after the easter recess. but there's still litt
back, killing him. >>> well, senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban will probably be approved today. it's expected to go through on a party line vote but it will have a tough time when it comes to the senate vote. feinstein says she needs all of the help she can get because she will be facing what she calls an 800-pound gorilla, the nra. >>> silicon valley investors is announcing ways to curb gun violence. capitalists and other investors have formed the technology committee. they will be joined by parents of victims of the newtown school shooting. it will be at the bill graham civic auditorium. >>> a policy to ease overcrowding in state prisons may be responsible for a rising number of sex offenders violating their parole. the san francisco examiner reports the number of sex offenders who have violated parole in california increased 15% since a realignment policy took effect 17 years ago. in san francisco the number of sex offenders violating parole rose from 72 to 84. the realignment policy calls for parole violaters to be sent to county jails instead of prison. many serve li
assault weapons. >> it came after california senator diane feinstein who clashed with cruz of texas. >> this does not prohibit you use the word prohibit. it exempts two two 712271 weapons. they need a baz okaya? do they need other high powered weapons that military people use to kill in close combat? i don't think so. >> i respect your view. >>> the bill is likely to defeat in the sulsenate. you can watch more -- full senate. can you watch more on ktvu.com. >>> san francisco police helps the attempted robbery will help find those mrnl. it happened on the 33 line at 18th and church in the castro last month. the victim held on to that phone as she was being dragged out of the bus. anyone with investigation is asked to call police. >>> city college of san francisco, detail the city's problems and the cut backs that may be needed to save it. >> students from city college of san francisco marched to city hall where are hundreds of supporters joined them in a rally. >> while tomorrow is the deadline for city college officials to submit a report detailing why the college should keep its ac
approved an assault weapon ban that was proposed by california senator dianne feinstein. >> she was clearly angry when a tea party colleagues i told her about the constitution. >> i am not a sixth grader. senator i have been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in, saw people shot, i have looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. >> i have seen the bullets that imposed. in sandy hook younger toward dismembered. >> the measure now goes to the full senate for consideration. it is going to be a tough fight. because of opposition by the nra and expected filibuster by republicans. >> feinstein is helping president obama and help fight for the band like president clinton did for her back in the '90s. the president has been pushing for tighter gun control since the great school shooting in connecticut. >> will follow the story. >> the families of some of the children killed in the shooting were in san francisco. >> they joined bay area leaders to mark the three month anniversary of the massacre at announce an initiative to prevent future gun violenc
and that's why he will not bring it to the floor. but california senator dianne feinstein who authored the bill says she has been promised a vote and plans to introduce the assault weapons portion of the bill as an amendment. >> this is very important to me. i do not want to lay down and play dead. the american people has said it had every public pulled up the support this legislation is aimed to protect children, schools, shopping malls. to dry up the supplies of these over time. >> reporter: while the assault weapons portion of the package is in limbo, it. is. likely the senate will vote on three other measures. a ban on hi capacity ammunition clips, legislation calling for universal background checks, and stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. now it is those three measure, that make gun control advocates hopeful, though they remain disappointed about the assault weapons part of the bill. more on that coming up tonight on kron 4 news at 6. >> catherine: more bay area news -- an accident closed all lanes on a connector ramp from i-80 to 101 in san francisco. this is video from our he
set to be considered next month. california senator dianne feinstein fought hard to keep that provision, but promises by republicans to block the full package prevailed there. instead senators will consider hiking penalties for people who purchase guns on behalf of those who are barred from having them. the ban will be offered as a second amendment but is expected to fail when it comes up after the easter recess. >>> disturbing new details about that close call at the university of central florida. police released this video of officers responding to a 911 call monday about a student with a gun. it came after a false fire alarm one said police say was tripped by the suspect in an attempt to lure students outside. so they could be easy targets. the emergency call came from a roommate after he says the suspect pulled a gun on him. >> like a gun, like large assault gun, i don't know if it's a real gun. i don't know what it is, but i just saw it and slammed my door shut and locked it. >> police found the would-be shooter dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound on
feinstein's assault weapons ban will probably be approved today. it's expected to go through on a party line vote but it will have a tough time when it comes to the senate vote. feinstein says she needs all of the help she can get because she will be facing what she calls an 800-pound gorilla, the nra. >>> silicon valley investors is announcing ways to curb gun violence. capitalists and other investors have formed the technology committee. they will be joined by parents of victims of the newtown school shooting. it will be at the bill graham civic auditorium. >>> a policy to ease overcrowding in state prisons may be responsible for a rising number of sex offenders violating their parole. the san francisco examiner reports the number of sex offenders who have violated parole in california increased 15% since a realignment policy took effect 17 years ago. in san francisco the number of sex offenders violating parole rose from 72 to 84. the realignment policy calls for parole violaters to be sent to county jails instead of prison. many serve little time
feinstein, approved by the full committee on a party-line vote, ten democrats and eight republicans, and they advanced the ball to the full senate floor for a vote. the measure is certain to face intense scrutiny from republicans to say they consider the bill to be an ineffective response to a genuine problem. the vote coming after the judiciary committee advanced another gun-control bill earlier this week that would require universal background checks. well, white house press secretary jay carney today confirmed that president obama has taken up in control during his so-called charm offensive while on capitol hill. however, offering this confusing and somewhat nonsensical description of just where president obama stance on the second amendment. >> he is having conversations with and has had conversations with lawmakers in both parties about all the aspects of his proposals, including his support for the assault weapons ban and he has encouraged lawmakers to support it and understands that these are tough issues. but he makes the point in every conversation that he has about this th
ted cruz and california democrat diane feinstein. >> seems to me all of us should begin as foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bare arms shall not be infringsd. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator i have been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in. i saw people shot. i have looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i have seen the bullets that implode. in sandy hook weapons i have been, i'm not a lawyer. รง >>reporter: feinstein referring there to the assassination of mayor moscone and supervisor milk in san francisco city hall. president obama first proposed new assault weapon ban after december deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. >> from sacramento tonight story of unintended consequences. it seems the effort to save california money by forcing state employee to take furlough days worked. it saved the state a lot of money. but it cost us apparently almost as much in other ways. annette expla
has approved an assault weapons ban that was proposed by california senator dianne feinstein. as she was clearly angry when a matter member of the two- party and senate colleague tried to scold her about the constitution. >> it seems to me that all of us could be seeing are foundational document as the constitution. >> i am not a sixth grader. i have been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in and saw people shot. i saw the bodies that were shot with these weapons. i have seen the bullets that and closed. sandy hook youngsters were dismembered. >> the measure now goes to the full senate for consideration. it is plan to be a tough fight because of opposition by the nra and an expected filibuster by republicans. feinstein as hoping president obama can help fight for the ban might present ended firmer bill back in the '90s. the president has in pushing for tighter guns since the school grade school shooting in conn. the families of some of the children killed in the sandy hook elementary school shooting in conn war intemperances go. they join bay area
. that is the best way to do it. the senate hearing between feinstein and crews, that back-and-forth was just, i thought shameful. when she said, isn't that enough? don't you have enough guns to make a tough, isn't that their argument for everything? isn't enough money? isn't it enough health care? don't you have enough already? can you let us control you even more? and that is what they're trying to do. lou: is that what you think they're trying to do? >> not at all. i mean, i guess, you know, what they said basically was everybody should have a gun everywhere, including a round are most vulnerable citizens to our children. i just think not only do i think that is silly but it is not effective. you look back at places like columbine. there was an armed guard, and he was shot and killed. you know what, it is not a guarantee of any security, added security for our children are safety. yesterday i had exactly the opposite reaction. you know, i thought he was condescending and reared. you think about what dianne feinstein went through as mayor of san francisco where she saw people slaughtered in he
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